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Lyander

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One thing I've noticed: there's no one independent resource for comparing microphone frequency response. I get why, but feels an oversight. Dec 7, 2022 at 11:58 PM

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      Popeye's is disappointment, at least the Philippine branch. Love the biscuits but chicken is just alright. Everything else is pretty meh.
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        You will not blaspheme Popeye's!
        Jul 14, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I did compliment the biscuits! I'd actually go back just to get a couple to snack on, haha. But props to them the place was literally packed near closing, the franchise is new to the country so loads of people just swarming in up to the last minute and keeping them on their toes. Benefit of the doubt for now.

        But I will never say anything nice about the gravy they used.
        Jul 14, 2019
      4. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        Jollibee was like that here when they first opened. People stood in line literally for hours. Couple of my former co-workers were from the Philippines so they kindly brought samples :-)
        Jul 14, 2019
    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      Was tempted to address this in thread, but: rants about SR1A costing 3.5k in a world where Utopia et al exist? Sucks, but will depreciate.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        This is the thing with wings, right? Come on guys, wings? Wings are just never going to be cheap.

        Apparently it sounds great too. Whether that merits the price or not is a conversation for a headphone forum.

        Oh wait...
        Jul 13, 2019
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I wonder if they require SN verification to purchase replacement ribbons. If not I'd be tempted to just buy the ribbons at 350, build a jank headband/enclosure, slap some actual pads on there and go down the DIY rabbit hole. OB headphones aren't my thing as someone who can't stand anything with bass rolloff before like 25 hz
        Jul 13, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @E_Schaaf I sometimes forget music genres where there is meaningful information in the 20Hz region exist, haha. What I was tempted to do was get all buddy buddy with the local audio shop and ask if I could use their demo TH900 unit's S/N and try Frankenstein-ing the drivers into my HP-3. Never got around to that.
        Jul 14, 2019
    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      Okay so I'm actually extremely curious. Those who've seen or handled a set, how large are your ears compared to the MiniDSP EARS?
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      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        So size does matter. Thought so.
        Jul 12, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        HAH! suuuuure Senorx, that works XD

        Real talk though, this might explain why I don't have very much trouble with circumaural fits and way too much grief with IEMs.
        Jul 12, 2019
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Double post
        Jul 12, 2019
    4. Lyander
      Lyander
      So that's what the "DG" in DG300B stands for.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Given what I've heard of good designs using them (and the cost associated), they'd damn well better be :P
        Jul 9, 2019
      3. PTS
        PTS
        There's a British company called LFD that makes high-end audio gear. I heard it stands for Low Fucking Distortion.
        Jul 10, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Audio companies with a sense of humour? What's the world coming to?! Also that genuinely made me laugh, hah! I'd love to get ears on their gear just to see if they live up to the name.
        Jul 10, 2019
    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      TIL just because a phone supports a codec doesn't necessarily mean accessories will do the same. Also read fine print.
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      2. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        If it makes you feel any better, I keep having to drop from AptX HD to AptX because... dropouts and such. Bluetooth has quite a way to go.
        Jul 7, 2019
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      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        @Bill-P I have so much trouble with apt-x HD. I basically consider it unusable on 50% of receivers. It’s such a Qualcomm mess.
        Jul 7, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha, the way I see it BT is for convenience, sound quality taking a rear seat to being able to walk around without carrying a phone even. I'm dicking around between scalable and SBC and am sticking with "Scalable" just because it's the least messy with my phone.
        Jul 7, 2019
    6. Lyander
      Lyander
      Last exam done! Retake necessary if I fail and wanna move on to thesis. One month before results finally out.
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      3. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        The EARS definitely has a weird surface texture that would make cleaning cat fur a major PIA.

        Congrats on getting exams (hopefully) out of the way!
        Jul 6, 2019
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      4. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Congrats on shedding that weight. And tape wrapped sticky side out around your hand should work.
        Jul 6, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        I forgot to reply. Kid sister's birthday so was kinda tied up, sorry!

        I'm actually wondering whether I might just leave the EARS as is for an imperfect seal, haha. More representative of actual use and all that :P

        And yup, definitely fingers crossed for results.
        Jul 7, 2019
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    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      Onus probandi. addendum: I've been crankier lately. Haven't had nappies changed in a while, apologies.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'm inclined to think the best of people, but due to personal reasons certain things have me livid with rage, thus cynical. Yes it's a stupid internet forum where nothing is of great consequence, so I'm stepping back and focusing on more important matters now. I'm still hoping for the best for all involved.
        Jul 4, 2019
      3. YMO
        YMO
        Welcome to being old.
        Jul 5, 2019
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        All you kids get off my digital lawn!
        Happens to most anyone that lives long enough to get old.
        Jul 5, 2019
    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      Asking for a friend, any not-horribad options for wireless IEMs/earbuds in the $40 and lower range? She's not an audiophile, likes features.
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
        Jun 30, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I did warn her about the 10kHz spike. Did also point out possible front dampening mods in the event it proves more bothersome than expected, so fingers crossed. She spends a lot of time at opera and plays violin so I'm sure she's reasonably prepared.
        Jun 30, 2019
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    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      With all respect due it given, as it's important to my field, fuck statistics.
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      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Don't assume 'til you get a grade.
        Jun 29, 2019
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      3. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        Went into psych to avoid having to do math and numbers... Ended up taking 3 stats courses, and one honours statistics class as well. Whoops.
        Jun 29, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hah! Well who knows, maybe it's not as bad as I thought and the practical bit will push my grade over the edge.

        And I'd say numbers are pervasive, even in arts. Universal language and all that. I don't actually mind, they do serve an important function and all, I just have stupid trouble memorising rules etc like assumptions necessary in regression etc.
        Jun 29, 2019
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    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      David Gilmour auctioned off some of the most storied guitars in rock history. Proceeds went to an organisation fighting climate change.
      1. Wilson, elguapo, Jinxy245 and 4 others like this.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        HAH, tackling the root of the problem like sensible people? Who even thinks to do that?

        Yeah mass consumerism is pretty much effing everything over, but this is a decent enough stopgap, helping mitigate the damage being done.
        Jun 26, 2019
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I looked it up. Black strat went to a dude named Jim Irsay, a collector who actually plays with the guitars and even occasionally lends them out to use. Nice.
        Jun 26, 2019
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      5. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Owner of the Indianapolis Colts, an NFL team.
        Jul 7, 2019
    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      I just caught myself thinking that all the undergrads around me seem like brats. This forum's curmudgeonly atmosphere is dangerous.
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      3. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        If Post Malone retires will we enter the era of post-Post Malone?
        Jun 19, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Senorx12562 I'm either too sleepy or not nearly old enough to get that reference :))

        Edit: I Googled it. Don't actually watch basketball so... hah!

        @FallingObjects generally speaking I let people like the music they like, but at the same time I can't wait for the post-Post era :))
        Jun 19, 2019
      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        The Parrot Sketch is classic comedy. It will never age. Even South Park made a tribute.

        Now repeat:
        "This is an ex-parrot!"
        "It has ceased to be."

        You know the rest.
        Jun 20, 2019
    12. Lyander
      Lyander
      Well, bummer. Thought Simon&Garfunkel came out with a new album, turns out it was fake news. Damn.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Jun 13, 2019
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Hello darkness, my old friend...
        Jun 13, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I was thinking more along the lines of "damn you Google for misleading me", but that's far more poetic :))
        Jun 13, 2019
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    13. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Jun 12, 2019
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I remember playing OG FF7 and maxing out the game clock before calling it quits - 99:99:99:99. The worldbuilding and scene drawing were absolutely stunning, and the music too. I'd be just as enthused to play the OG version years later as this remake.
        Jun 12, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        I've got a soft spot for the FF series, Final Fantasy Anthology with V and VI was among the first PS games I ever played, and I've been hooked on JRPGs since. VII is a fave just because I ship Tifa and Cloud so much and the whole plot was just bonkers fun.
        Jun 12, 2019
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    14. Lyander
      Lyander
      Banana + pesto is a delicious combination, and anime can be awesome or trash just like any other medium (mostly mediocre lately TBH).
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        Ok so a few more strange ones:
        1. Peanut butter, mayo, lettuce and cheddar cheese sandwiches. I ate these as a kid.
        2. The Canadian Bacon and 'kraut pizza allegedly originated in Iowa. Ham and Kraut is the cheaper alternative and it's pretty darn good. Mix a small % of swiss cheese in with the mozzarella.
        Jun 5, 2019
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Syzygy - if that's the case

        Anchovies + steak
        Jun 5, 2019
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      5. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I like both anchovies & steak. But steak is pretty much a once-a-year (anniversary) thing since we all became pescatarians in my house. And I'm not putting anchovies on my Ruth's Chris!

        My grandmother used to ask me if I want both butter and mayo on a sandwich, and that always seemed not-quite-right to me. So I think I'd have to pass on PB&M.
        Jun 5, 2019
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    15. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Technicalities take a hit, midrange is weirdly coloured unlike the HP-3 where it just sounds recessed, maybe a tad aggressive (not resulting from excess treble which is its own issue). Wouldn't trust these yet IMO since it's stock compensation with channel mismatch through mids, but janky low-mid treble weirdness aside the upper end really is duller than stock.

        What was the phrase? Ah right: Do not recommend.
        May 31, 2019
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I have a tiny bit of basshead admittedly. Didn't realize this until I tried some ZMF cans. Now I think my LCD-3 is too flat in that area.

        I really don't like the look of the area above 300 Hz. Probably not for me.
        May 31, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yup. Cup issues aside a main complaint I had with the X00 was the lack of "body" to vocals, turned out to be a function of lower-mid dips. This actually reminds me a bit of the Fostexes only a bit less *shout* and more "honk" in the mids. Stock 650 pads are still normal to me, so my ears probably aren't dumb :))
        May 31, 2019
    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      TIL you can instantly go all-caps or undo all-caps on GBoard by highlighting text and tapping the shift key.
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    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      Remember talk here before but having trouble finding it. Thoughts on IEM measurements in free air? Might be less trouble for upper octaves.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        Random aside not worth making another status about:
        MOTHER%**#$ I thought hearing in my left ear was going, turns out channel balance in Win10 somehow went 93-100. I blame the cat hopping onto my keyboard every 5 minutes.
        May 28, 2019
      2. Crinacle
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @La Cenric That's the one! Thanks, had trouble looking for it. Not quite thinking of a shorter coupler so much as nozzle suspended maybe a couple mm from microphone, just to get rid of peaks and resonances altogether. Won't be representative at all of what people hear, but might be interesting to compare v. proper couplers
        May 29, 2019
    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      New Aladdin movie is fun. It's loads better when it isn't trying to be the original cartoon (same with W. Smith trying to be R. Williams).
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        After consulting with an expert (my daughter) I am off since they've already done Maleficent, Cinderella, Jungle Book, Dumbo, Pete's Dragon & Sleeping Beauty is in the works (I was referring more to the 90's stuff) . They have plans for Mulan as well as much more...this is (not surprisingly) well thought out already. Much more to come.
        May 27, 2019
      4. Jinxy245
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        ... I forgot about Dumbo. Haven't seen the it yet but the fact that it's completely slipped my mind just goes to show we're perhaps oversaturated, haha. Forgot The Lion King was up soon too.

        I just read the article. Yeah, wow, that's a lot. Prince Charming('s brother) will have a film?!?! Maleficent is getting a sequel?!
        May 27, 2019
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    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      I thought the HD650 suddenly grew Audeze-level subbass. Turns out the heavy machinery next door was starting up. Lol.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        No but seriously two places on either side of the house have been packed with construction for over half a year now. Fuck this literal noise.
        May 25, 2019
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        So your house is like the HF of houses?
        May 25, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @DigMe only if the places where actual construction is taking place are subreddits (perhaps a mean joke at Reddit's expense)
        May 26, 2019
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    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      Demoing the CA Solaris just out of my mobile made me consider giving up my desktop system for a bit. Dear Yeshua that was scary.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Interestingly, where I could never get the Andros to fit at all (have to press them in), the Solari are secure enough with deep insertion and ear hooks; shell not weighty enough to risk falling out I think. Long nozzles ftw.
        May 24, 2019
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        That's what she said.
        May 25, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Precisely :)))
        May 25, 2019
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    A curmudgeon in a young adult's body.

    Schiit Modi 3+>Schiit Magni 3+/Massdrop x Cavalli Tube Hybrid>Sennheiser HD600/Klipsch HP-3
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